Translation of "original" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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originaladjective

uk /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.əl/ us /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.əl/

original adjective (FIRST MADE)

B1 [ usually before noun ] existing since the beginning, or being the earliest form of something

起初的;原先的;最早的
Is this the original fireplace? 這是原先的壁爐嗎?
The gardens have recently been restored to their original glory. 這些園林最近恢復了原先的輝煌。

B2 [ usually before noun ] An original piece of work, such as a painting, etc. is produced by the artist and not a copy.

原作的;真跡的;非贗品的
an original drawing/manuscript 原畫/稿
Is this an original Rembrandt? (= Was it painted by him?) 這是倫勃朗的原作嗎?

More examples

  • We agreed to look afresh at her original proposal.
  • This is a daring new film by one of our most original modern directors.
  • My original statement has been completely distorted by the media.
  • Researchers tried many times to replicate the original experiment.
  • I'd like to steer our discussion back to our original topic.

original adjective (DIFFERENT)

B1 approving not the same as anything or anyone else and therefore special and interesting

獨創的;有創意的;新穎的
original ideas/suggestions/work 新穎的觀點/獨到的建議/獨創性的工作成果
She's a highly original young designer. 她是個很有創意的年輕設計師。
Opposite

originalnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.əl/ us /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.əl/

B2 the first one made and not a copy

原版;原件;原本;原稿
Can you give me the original of your report? I can't read this copy. 能把你報告的原件給我嗎?我看不清這份影印本。

B2 a piece of work by a famous artist or designer and not a copy by someone else

原作;真跡;真品
If the painting is an original, it will be very valuable. 如果這幅畫是原作,會非常值錢。
in the original

If you read something in the original, you read it in the language in which it was first written.

用原著的語言,以原文

More examples

  • This painting is only a copy - the original hangs in the Louvre.
  • This watch may be a counterfeit, but it looks just like the original.
  • The new version is worse in every respect - I much preferred the original.
  • The new version of the program comes with a much better user interface than the original.
  • It's an original, not one of those imitation jobs.

(Translation of “original” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)